Sony’s NW-A306 Walkman: A Luxurious Return to Nostalgia with Modern Features

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In a time when most people have smartphones in their pockets, Sony has introduced a new music player, the NW-A306 Walkman, designed for users seeking high-quality sound and style. Despite the prevalence of smartphones, Sony believes that there is a market for a dedicated music player that delivers an exceptional listening experience.

The NW-A306 Walkman is compact and stylish, weighing only 113 grams, and features a 9.14 cm touchscreen display and tactile physical controls. Its high-quality aluminum alloy frame provides superior rigidity for low impedance and clear, stable sound with solid bass.

Sony’s NW-A306 is packed with advanced technology, including S-Master HX digital amplification, which reduces distortion and noise across a wide frequency range. The device also utilizes Edge-AI and DSEE Ultimate to convert compressed digital music files into higher quality files, restoring acoustic details and dynamic range for a richer listening experience.

With an impressive battery life of up to 36 hours when playing a 44.1 kHz FLAC file, 32 hours for a 96 kHz high-resolution FLAC file, or 26 hours using a streaming service app, the NW-A306 Walkman is designed for long-lasting enjoyment. However, the device’s price may be a barrier for some enthusiasts.

The 2023 Walkman is set to launch on February 23rd, initially available in Japan, with an expected price of around $800. The device’s unique features and high-quality sound may be worth the investment for audiophiles seeking a luxurious, nostalgic music experience.

  1. Model: NW-A306 Walkman
  2. Weight: 113 grams
  3. Display: 9.14 cm (3.6 inches) touchscreen
  4. Controls: Tactile physical controls
  5. Frame: High-quality aluminum alloy
  6. Amplification technology: S-Master HX digital amplification
  7. Audio format support: Native DSD compatibility
  8. Audio enhancement: Edge-AI and DSEE Ultimate
  9. Wi-Fi compatibility: Yes
  10. Battery life:
    • Up to 36 hours with 44.1 kHz FLAC files
    • Up to 32 hours with 96 kHz high-resolution FLAC files
    • Up to 26 hours using streaming service apps
  11. Operating system: Android 12
  12. Memory: 47 GB internal memory
  13. Expandable storage: Micro SD card support
  14. Battery: 25 hours of playback
  15. Additional features:
    • Gold reflow soldering for better sound localization and a wider sound space
    • High-polymer capacitors for delivering large amounts of energy and emitting precise signals for improved audio
    • High-quality film capacitors
    • Low-noise crystal oscillators
    • 11-nanometer, 8-core Kyro CPU

Please note that some specifications might vary depending on the region or release version of the device. Always check the manufacturer’s website or product documentation for the most accurate information.

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